The baby bird

I watched the mama bird and daddy bird build the nest in the bird house.

I saw them take turns in the bird house. One would fly out then come back the other would fly out and come back.

It takes about 12 – 14 days for the eggs to hatch and by day 15 they are actually able to fly.

I remember the day I heard the sounds of baby birds.

Every morning it’s not raining  Daisy and I go out and feed the birds and I would see the mama or daddy going into the nest or hear the babies crying.

This past Wednesday Daisy and I headed out and one of the babies was sitting on the edge. Of course, I panicked thinking it was going to fall out and I had no way to get it back in the nest up so high. I tried to tell it to get away from the hole and get back in there lol. It was not listening to me but was not scared of me.

I could hear the mom and dad whistling at it in a nearby crepe myrtle tree. I decided to put Daisy back in the house and grab the camera to get a few pictures. After taking a few pictures I wanted to go under the bird house and take one more shot shooting up.

At that very moment, the little baby bird flew and I have to say I was so proud.

The beauty of nature never ceases to amaze me.

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Our daughter and her family

Yesterday we spent the day with our youngest daughter and her family.

The kids swam in a big pool we bought them screaming like crazy playing sharks, crabs, and dolphins. The baby swam in a plastic tub so he did not get overtaken by the 3 wild sharks.

Our son in law David spent 4+hours trimming on one of our 35+-year-old oak trees. There were some limbs on top of the house that needed to go badly then he started trimming up the rest. If that was not enough he cut the bigger pieces up into smaller pieces for the firepit and the smoker. The old tree looks amazing now with its new haircut.

Jack and Andrew hauled off the rest of the limbs to the burn pile. Andrew is 6 years old and he is quite good at driving the lawnmower and trailer around.

I power washed the landscape rocks around 4 large flower beds and then power washed the sides and front of the house. The back of the house and the back porch will have to be another day. After all this work I required a nap lol. Dragging around a gasoline power washer is tough.

I realized it is time to paint again and since I always pick two new colors I have to start thinking about what color we will do. If the roof was not brown I would pick gray for sure.

Meanwhile, in the kitchen, our youngest daughter was making homemade pizza in 2 of my super large sheet pans. There was enough left over pizza to last for days. That will make the kiddos happy.

We are so grateful to have them and their family in our lives they live nearby so that makes it even more special because we get to see the kids often.

We are very appreciative of Davids help he has done so much to help us out through the last 8 years he sees what needs to be done and just does it.

It is very important to always give people credit for the things they do for you.

Be thankful for the people in your life that want to be there and you’ll never miss the ones who aren’t.

 

 

 

Through the fields

 

In the afternoon the light is more golden than the morning, the pasture of Bahia grass appears to be a bright golden color.

As the wind blows the stalks of grass they seem to move gracefully across the 30 acres.

Everything is quiet and the day is so peaceful as the sun begins to set.

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Life is good

Verbena is one of those old fashion flowers that still stands the test of time.

It comes back year after year sometimes prettier than the year before. I cut mine back a little bit in the early spring but I do not cut it back a lot.

The color purple is so soothing and very relaxing. A sense of calmness and peace washes over you and it makes you feel so free. I love this color.

Life is good!

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